Willow, Russian Golden
Salix alba "Vitellina"
Category: deciduous tree Size: medium
Mature Size: 40 - 50' by 30 - 40'
Zone: To 3 Growth Rate: fast
Elevation (if known): To 7,500'
Water: Drought tolerant once established.
Soil : Best in moist soils, but somewhat adaptable.
Comments: Willows have shallow, invasive roots. Consider location.
Warnings: As they mature, they shed many small branches and twigs. Often considered messy. Invasive roots. In spring leaves are almost yellow and then become green. Golden bark.
Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? yes
Street Tree? no Street Tree Conditions: Probably not a good choice due to invasive roots and shedding of branches and twigs.
CO/NM native? no Native to: To Europe, N Africa
Information Sources: Alamosa Tree Board; Colorado Springs website